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January 2017

The Reel Film Society presents………….

Live music screening of the Unknown (1929) and Bluebottles (1928)

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February 2017

CFS Speaker Series: Professor William Uricchio on ‘Re-imagining the Documentary’

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What effect do digital technologies and practices of immersiveness and interactivity have on the documentary?

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CFS Speaker Series: Dr Jennifer O’Meara: Engaging Dialogue in American Independent Cinema

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Wwhat makes certain dialogue pleasurable for an audience? And should we only praise film speech that is easily extracted and repeated? Through a focus on selected low-budget US cinema — including the work of Jim Jarmusch, Hal Hartley and Richard Linklater — this talk will argue that it’s impossible to separate the adage that ‘talk is cheap’ from the crucial role of the spoken word in indie cinema.

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Screening MONEY PUZZLES (2016) + Q&A with director Michael Chanan

February 8 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a screening of Money Puzzles (Michael Chanan, UK, 2016) followed by a Q&A with the director. Money Puzzles addresses widespread misunderstanding about money and debt to be found in the media, everyday life and even university economics departments. It questions the myriad forms of money in the twenty-first century and probes the nature of debt, both public and private. And it looks beyond the citadels of finance capitalism to the crisis of neoliberalism in Europe and indeed the…

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Kiarostami in St Andrews

February 21 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Institute of Film and Global Cultures presents “Kiarostami at St Andrews” a talk and screening of A Taste of Cherry.   Abbas Kiarostami (1940-2016), the most noteable auteur of the contemporary Iranian cinema, is fondly celebrated by cinephiles of the world for the sheer poetry on screen combined with political content.  His films draw from Aesthetics, history, sociology, anthropology, geopolitics, religion and philosophy.  Masterpieces such as Close Up (1990), Where is the Friend’s House (1987) and Taste of a…

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CFS Speaker Series: Professor Rosie Thomas (University of Westminster) on ‘Indian Cinema’s Islamicate Fantasies’

February 28 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
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Professor Rosie Thomas (University of Westminster) Indian Cinema’s Islamicate Fantasies: nationalism and the B-circuit ‘magic and fighting’ film, 1900-1960   About the paper: Eschewing the conventional focus on Indian cinema’s socials and mythologicals, this lecture will explore the ‘magic and fighting films’—the fantasy and stunt genres—of the B- and C-circuits in the decades before and immediately after India’s independence. Drawing on archival traces—from film fragments, shooting scripts and newspaper advertisements, to memoirs, posters and publicity stills—the lecture will argue that…

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April 2017

CFS Speaker Series: Professor Rajinder Dudrah (Birmingham City University)

April 11 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Information to come. Stay posted!

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